Instability in Visual & Material Culture: 

A Graduate Student Symposium

Saturday, March 17, 2012

University of Alberta Fine Arts Building

9:00-10:00  Meet and Greet with Coffee and Breakfast, FAB 2-30 (Fine Arts Building, floor 2, room 30)

 10:00-11:45  The Inherent Instability of Contemporary Art and Design,, FAB 2-20

Moderated by Frances Cullen, MA Candidate, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta

  • Karl Davis, MA Candidate, University of Alberta, Art History. “Ant Farm:  Technologies of the Future Ruin”
  • Tracey Hilden, MA Candidate, University of Alberta, Art History. “ Aesthetics of Time: Allegory of Preservation and Decay”
  • Andrew Gray, M. Arch, University of Manitoba. “Chance Engines-Idea Generators in Architectural Design Research”

 11:45-1:15  Lunch

1:15-3:30  Destabilized Subjects, FAB 2-20

Moderated by Noelle Belanger, MA Candidate, History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture, University of Alberta

  • Lyubava Fartushenko and Maria Goncharova, MDes Candidates, University of Alberta. “CCIS: The Element of Unpredictability”
  • Tristan Sober-Blodgett, MFA Candidate, University of British Columbia. “Navigating Unstable Terrain: Issues of Representation and Identity in a Deconstructionist Discourse”
  • Matthew James Levitt, PhD Candidate, University of Alberta, Anthropology. “Transgression, Disorder, Paradox and Mummers: Death and Revival in a Folk-Play Tradition and an Edmonton Neighbourhood”

3:00-3:30  Break

3 :30-5:00  Keynote Address : Dr. Laura U. Marks, Simon Fraser University, FAB 2-20

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